By Mark Fowser 1:16pm, June 14, 2013Republicans in the State Senate say state spending can be cut safely without a heavy impact on the state's work force.
State Senator Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, tells our sister station, Delaware 105-9, that spending reductions are a much better option than increasing the gas tax, motor vehicle fees, or highway tolls.
"We don't want the police, the teachers, DelDOT workers to shoulder the brunt of a one-percent cut, so we're asking them to look in contractors, look in spending for supplies, and cut everything one-percent across the board first," says Sen. Pettyjohn
Governor Markell's administration circulated the revenue-raising ideas this week, but now the Governor says it's unlikely they will be considered or implemented before lawmakers adjourn in two weeks.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.